ROTARY CLUB BALI UBUD SUNSET!

Celebrating 10 years!!! Recently I wrote as our 10th anniversary was approaching and our members decided not to spend money on an eating and drinking extravaganza! Instead we wanted to give back to the people of Bali whose home we are blessed to live in. You may remember the way we were going to do […]

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SAY WHAT

Question: I am in a bit of a tough spot these days, and I am having to rely on friends for help. Fortunately, I have a lot of wonderful friends who are happy – even eager – to provide all kinds of support for me here in Bali. I know this because they have told […]

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SCHEDULE THAT

Nusa Dua Fiesta – 28 and 29 September Nusa Dua is putting on another fun and colourful fiesta for the ninth year. You are invited to participate in 2 days of arts exhibitions, shows, cultural performances and sporting events at various venues throughout Nusa Dua. Come and peruse various exhibits of handicrafts, watch the cooking […]

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SCHEDULE THAT

Da Maria Indo Thrive Charity Lunch – 14 September The Indo Thrive Project, founded by Adrian Reed and Amanda Bruce to assist the disadvantaged in the Indonesian community, presents a charity disco and lunch at Da Maria on Friday, September 14. The disco will be in celebration of Dame Margaret Barry OAM DSJ, Founder of […]

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The Four-Way Test

Your correspondent is feeling a little philosophical today, so before updating some recent activities of the Rotary Club of Bali Lovina, I would like to explain something about the basic principles of Rotary International. One of the guiding principles of Rotary International is what has come to be known as the Four-Way Test. It is […]

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THE FRUGAL BALINIST

Old Car Immunity. Our ancient, dinged up and scraped 2001 Kijang is King of the Road when it comes to right of way. Because so few people are covered by car insurance, motorists who have bought spanking new cars are deathly afraid of their precious gleaming chariot being dented or scratched. They frantically blow their […]

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Twilight in Kuta by David Nesbit

Twilight in Kuta explores love, loss and infidelity in present-day Indonesia from a number of perspectives: the bule (Caucasian) English teacher, the frustrated and cheating Indonesian wife, the mixed-race schoolgirl, the Javanese ex-soldier and the naive village girl desperate for love. Their stories intertwine throughout the book, and the various narrators offer different interpretations of […]

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UBUD NEWS

HOW CAN YOU HELP LOMBOK? Want to support Lombok? Ubudian ex-pats and international visitors can help in many ways, most importantly raising awareness and funds to buy much needed supplies. Even if you are only here for a short while, go to the Lombok Earthquake Relief Facebook page and share their information internationally Your foreign […]

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Using Facebook for Lombok Earthquake Relief

I’ve written in a past column about how Facebook can be used in disasters or crises. Facebook has a reporting feature called Crisis Response, that allows people in areas affected by a crisis (natural disaster, extreme weather, shootings, terrorist attack, etc.) let friends and family know they’re safe, find or offer help and get the […]

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What Can Pain Teach Us?

I woke up this morning not knowing what I would write about, but then the pain in my stomach returned. I had been pain free for seven months, so it didn’t make sense that this pain I have lived without had returned again. I kept saying in my mind, “No, no, no. Why are you […]

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